‘How to Murder Your Husband’ novelist on trial for real-life murder testifies to money and phantom gun issues
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Novelist and ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author Nancy Crampton Brophy, who is on trial for the death of her own husband, spoke on Monday and discussed the couple’s financial struggles, among other things.
The Oregon “How to Murder Your Husband” author allegedly killed her real husband, Daniel Brophy, 63, on June 2, 2018.
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She allegedly carried out the murder amid financial troubles and needed $1.5 million in insurance, prosecutors say. She allegedly shot Brophy in the back and while he was on the ground, police say.
During her testimony on Tuesday, Brophy’s lawyer asked her about her days of selling health insurance, which she said the couple had planned to do in order to have a steady stream of income. , reported FOX 12.
They agreed to sell their home and took out a loan under their 401K plan to fund a landscaping project in their backyard.
“Dan knew credit card debt was going to kill us,” Brophy said. “We could only sustain some interest. That was really his first concern was getting rid of the debt. My first concern was also getting ready to sell the house.”
His testimony also touched on his alleged fascination with ghost weapons after reading a news article. She planned to write a romance novel about a woman scared for her safety where each chapter would feature a new gun part, the outlet reported.
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She also admitted to buying a ghost gun kit but never assembling it. In 2018, she bought a Glock at the Portland Gun Show following a mass shooting in Florida, according to the report.